TheShy Takes a Break from Competitive LoL: Insights and Reactions

TheShy Takes a Break from Competitive LoL: Insights and Reactions

12. December 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok, the renowned top laner for Weibo Gaming, has made a significant announcement: he will be taking a break from professional League of Legends at the start of the 2024 competitive season. This decision comes shortly after the conclusion of the League of Legends Worlds 2023.

Reflecting on Worlds 2023

At Worlds 2023, Weibo Gaming, with TheShy as a key player, reached the finals but was defeated by T1, a team that now holds the record for the most League of Legends esports titles. TheShy’s quest for his second World Championship title, since his 2018 victory with Invictus Gaming, remains unfulfilled.


TheShy’s Statement on Weibo

In his heartfelt Weibo post, TheShy expressed his disappointment with the team’s performance at the World Championship. He shared his gratitude towards Weibo Gaming for the past two years and mentioned his intention to focus on his physical and mental well-being during the break.

His Potential Return

TheShy hinted at a possible return in the summer split, raising hopes among fans for his comeback with a renewed approach.

Community Reaction to TheShy’s Announcement

  • Fans have shown a mix of sadness and support for TheShy’s decision.
  • Marc “Caedrel” Lamont, a top laner admirer, expressed his respect and anticipation for TheShy’s return.
  • Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera, a former pro and co-streamer, commented on TheShy’s performance at the tournament and his subsequent decision to take a break.

Weibo Gaming’s 2024 Roster

In light of TheShy’s hiatus, Weibo Gaming’s active roster for the 2024 LPL season includes:

  • Top: Zhu “Zdz” De-Zhang
  • Jungle: Peng “Xiaohao” Hao
  • Mid: Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao
  • Carry: Wang “Light” Guang-Yu
  • Support: Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song

A Pause in TheShy’s Illustrious Career

TheShy’s break is a significant moment in LoL esports. His decision highlights the importance of player well-being in the high-pressure world of professional gaming. Fans and players alike will be keenly anticipating any updates regarding his return to the competitive scene.